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'Mudslinging' on the 'Stump': Slang Dominates Election 'Showdown'

A major showdown is coming Tuesday, when American voters make their presidential choice. What's a showdown? It is political slang that requires some explaining for international audiences, says David Burke, an author and host of the TV show "Slangman's World." "A 'showdown' comes from the Westerns where you have a cowboy tell another cowboy, 'This town isn't big enough for both of us,'" he told VOA. "Then the two cowboys go outside,...

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